Alternative Center for Excellence 26 Locust Ave, Danbury, CT06810 The Alternative Center for Excellence (ACE) is a high school for students who are having trouble in their traditional…More school. Once accepted, they embark on a combination high school curriculum and a personal contract. The student, his/her family and school staff create a plan for the student with goals and objectives they will meet as the years go by. One part of the curriculum is the Adventure program, which involves outdoor recreation, including hiking, canoeing, white-water rafting and a 50-mile hike. The goal is to build character and teamwork while earning physical education credits by exposing students to outdoor recreation.